Intent matters a lot in our country in a variety of ways.
By expelling the students I believe they're saying that the 'intent was to be hateful - not just silly'
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I'd say a late night act of vandalism along a violent racial theme being seen as 'funny' says more about the racist attitude of the 'pranksters' than anything else.
Funny and stupid is white washing the University President's car, painting his dog blue, filling a fountain with detergent...
linkAccording to local reports, up to 400 students from the University of Mississippi staged a riotous protest last night at the news of Obama’s reelection. The Jackson Clarion Ledger reported that “students were heard shouting racial epithets about Obama and African Americans in general. Police were called to the scene and the crowd broke up around 12:30 a.m.”
Reports conflict over whether rocks were thrown, but Twitter images testify that an “Obama Biden” campaign sign was burned. No one was arrested or injured — in the context of the Oxford campus’s history of racist violence, it’s a stretch to call last night’s incident a “riot.”
400 vs three - I wonder why the harsh reaction this time around?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
There isn't a culture on earth that has no racism. The key is in how it's dealt with. What more do you require than what has happenned to address the incident? You looking for the death penalty or something?
Three students' careers and lives have been permanently impacted because they carried out what could very well have been a stupid college prank. A fraternity that has openned itself up to all races has lost it's charter. Massive over reaction fueled by the guilty minds of a bunch of white liberals.